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Sierra Madre in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mount Wilson Trail

 
 
Mount Wilson Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 17, 2018
1. Mount Wilson Trail Marker
Inscription. Made in 1864 by Benjamin (Don Benito) Wilson, to bring down timber for his ranch. Up this trail pack burros carried telescope and materials for the first Mt. Wilson Observatory, established by Harvard College in 1889. Orchard Camp (the Half-Way House) provided shelter for fifty years of public recreation. Many thousands have hiked this 7½ mile trail, unique for its scenic beauty. For some years an annual national foot race was held here.

This marker is dedicated to the makers and users of this trail, to the pioneers of Sierra Madre, and to the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team.
 
Erected 1959 by Sierra Madre Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 10.171′ N, 118° 2.943′ W. Marker is in Sierra Madre, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of East Mira Monte Avenue and Mt Wilson Trail, on the left when traveling east on East Mira Monte Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 167 E Mira Monte Ave, Sierra Madre CA 91024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World’s Largest Blossoming Plant (approx. half a mile away); Queen Anne Cottage (approx. 1.9 miles away);
Mount Wilson Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 17, 2018
2. Mount Wilson Trail Marker
Santa Anita Depot (approx. 2.1 miles away); Santa Anita During World War II (approx. 2.1 miles away); Seabiscuit (approx. 2.2 miles away); Adams Pack Station (approx. 2.3 miles away); Pacific Electric Railway (approx. 3.2 miles away); Michelson Pier on Mount Wilson (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The Trail Inn museum is open Saturdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Benjamin Davis Wilson marker on Mt Wilson.
 
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Mount Wilson Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 17, 2018
3. Mount Wilson Trail Marker
Nearby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 17, 2018
4. Nearby Marker
Nearby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 17, 2018
5. Nearby Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 7, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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